EastWest/Quantum Leap Soundsonline announces the release of version 3 of the Play sample engine, which features improved sample streaming and 64 bit Mac support.
PLAY 3 has been greatly improved and optimized on both Mac and Windows platforms. Sample Streaming and CPU performance have been improved, and for the first time the user can now set their maximum voices all the way up to 2,048, double the amount possible in PLAY 2.
On Mac OS 10.6 and later PLAY is now fully 64-bit, allowing you to load larger projects than ever before. Both saving and loading times are now improved (especially when using our new “Fast Disk Mode”, see below for more information on that).
Apart from optimizations, we have also solved several bugs and known issues that were present in previous versions of PLAY, making this our most stable and robust version to date.
Note: We have determined loading more than 80,000 samples in total from all sources on most current systems will introduce instability. We also recommend you load any
PLAY instruments before Kontakt instruments. Kontakt reserves system ram for itself, and if you have a lot of Kontakt instruments loaded it can leave insufficient resources for
PLAY instruments. You can optimize your system by loading PLAY instruments before Kontakt instruments.